Lansing

This week on Current State, a talk with one of the candidates running for mayor of Lansing. Also, meet the former educator in Grand Ledge public schools inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame! We'll take a stroll along a Michigan Labor Day holiday tradition. 


Lansing
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

An audit says a Michigan agency used more than $330,000 in federal anti-blight and mortgage relief funds to provide free parking for contract employees in downtown Lansing.

The Whitsett Group

On Thursday, Lansing will tear down an old auditorium to make way for affordable apartment units. 


three police officers
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Law enforcement officers in mid-Michigan are expanding their efforts to help care for victims of opioid addiction.


WKAR File Photo

Democrats Andy Schor and Judi Brown Clarke will face each other in November in a contest that will decide which one will become the next mayor of Lansing.


Front of Lansing City Hall building
WKAR Photo / WKAR-MSU

Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz talked with WKAR's Kevin Lavery a day before the August 8, 2017 Lansing Mayoral Primary. He talked about the expected turnout for the mayoral and city council candidate races. 

Courtesy Rina Risper

Thursday night, a crowd will gather at the steps of the Michigan State Capitol Building. They won’t be there to hear a political stump speech though, it is poetry that brings these people together.


WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that pay cuts for Michigan Department of Corrections workers five years ago were properly handled.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital opens its brand new cancer center more than twice the size of its current 28,000 square foot center.

 

 


Friends of Ormond Park photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

UPDATE AT 1:05 P.M.: Ingham County circuit court Judge James Jamo has signed a restraining order temporarily blocking work on a new road through Ormond Park in Lansing to the Groesbeck golf course.

city skyline
WKAR File Photo

Four of the five candidates for Lansing mayor will talk about their visions for the city at a public forum tonight.


Cherries
Ronnie Macdonald / Flickr

For decades, Hedy Steinbart has made cherry-infused vodka out of her Lansing home for family parties and holidays.

Lansing
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A child was taken to the hospital after falling from a third story window on Lansing's south side. 

Flickr - Todd Ehlers

A Michigan man has lost his effort to reverse his murder and sexual assault convictions from the 1980s.

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